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don't worry, now that richard is here, celine? you wouldn't feel so? >> all by myself anymore ♪ >> jeanne moos, cnn, new york. it is fantastic and i just can't believe the airport was ever empty. that airport? anyway, thank you for joining us, anderson is next. good evening, thank you for joining us, we begin tonight with breaking news. the fight for iraq, a country in chaos as cities continue to fall under the control of radical militants intent on establishing an islamic state throughout the region. the militants, we'll have more on who they are and what exactly they're doing. as they fight through iraq and take the city of mosul. and they appear to have taken the city of tikrit. >> my team is working around the
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clock to identify how we can provide the most effective assistance to them. i don't rule out anything. because we do have a stake in making sure that these jihadists are not getting a permanent foothold in either iraq or syria for that matter. >> the white house spokesperson jay carney says the united states is not contemplating ground troops but that air strikes are being considered. the iraq military carried out its own air strikes overnight. arwa damon joins me with the latest, we have heard isis continuing their push through the country. what is the latest you're hearing right now? >> reporter: well, anderson, they're still maintaining a very firm grip over the city of mosul. when it comes to the oil-rich city of kirkuk, they attempted to take that by were drawn back
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by the kurdish fighting force. we spent the bulk of our day at one of the border crossings into northern iraq. the region of kurdistan, on the way on the road that would lead to mosul. and around mosul, they managed to recover some of the iraqi military vehicles that had been abandoned. we also continued to see a flood of refugees coming to seek safe haven here, anderson. >> a lot of families obviously fleeing cities like mosul today. you say they were not necessarily fleeing from isis? >> reporter: yeah, that is what was quite interesting in speaking to them. especially at this stage, a few days after isis took over mosul. it is bizarre how they were describing this situation because they would say it was normal. it was fine, yes, the fighters are all out on the streets, there is no real semblance of
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rule of law. but they say they were not carrying out mass executions. they were not looting or pillaging, it just goes to show you the psyche of the iraqi mentality after a decade of war. what is interesting the flood of people going back to mosul saying they prefer to live under this relative bizarre stability that has been created in mosul by isis without them being under the thumb of the iraqi security forces who they effectively view as being a shiite force dispatched by the mainly shiite government to clamp down on this sunni population. really underscoring the dynamics of all of this. and that is the growing tensions between the sunni and shiite populations. >> so i take it the people going back were the sunni population? >> yeah, they were for the most part, and they were from the
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mosul area. some of them were saying they even welcomed isis, not viewing them as terrorists but actually viewing them as being revolutionaries. this is very much part of this broader battle that we're seeing between the sunni and shiite populations here in iraq. but also the battle grounds in neighboring syria. and a lot of people will tell you that for the country to be able to move out of this it would require a certain political maturity by the iraqi players that have not been necessarily able to exist. how has isis been able to take control at this stage? well, anderson, it is being supported by other sunni and shiite groups here. >> no doubt about that. the main criteria of isis is to set up sharia law. just an element of that, women have to stay covered up, stay
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inside, and meanwhile, we'll take a look at isis, who they say they are and what they say they want. >> reporter: brutal, well organized, and well financed. the islamic state in iraq and syria, also known as isis has quickly become known as the world's most dangerous organization. it is so extreme that al-qaeda disavows any relationship with it. drawn by the continuing syrian war and the hostility of different groups to grow in influence and bolster ranks. its goal is synonymous with its name. the goal appears to be closer. isis now controls crucial swaths of territories stretching from the syrian city of aleppo all
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the way to the outskirts of baghdad. it was originally known as the islamic state of iraq, isis's affiliate there. they were tasked with stabilizing the country. the leader, abu baghdadi, who controlled the area. he claims to be descended from the prophet, mohammed. as isis has grown and assumed the responsibility not just of a trrorist group but of a governing power, often providing food and services to the residents in the areas it controls. isis rules through fear. imposing sharia law and holding public executions to keep people in check. and with each city it conquers it seems the power and influence
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grows. joining me, former cia and fbi senior official, i appreciate both of you being with us. ali, let's start with you, how real is the threat of isis? >> i mean, it is pretty real, anderson. isis as you mentioned in your report started in al-qaeda and iraq. and after that it went to syria. and they split from al-qaeda. the reason for the split is not the ruthlessness, but it is basically an ego, a clash of personality between him and zawari. >> are they able to hold the area? >> they are successful in holding the territory in syria, different areas that they control. and syria was very significant for isis, because in syria they actually changed their strategy
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from hit-and-run to hit-and-hold. and now because of the experience they gained in syria they are manipulating and they are leveraging sectarian and tribal divides, especially in the area of the sunni triangle to move the same method from syria to iraq. >> some say the u.s. is to blame. they blame the obama administration, others point to maliki, who plays a role. others tried to encourage him to reach out to sunni groups something he really resisted. >> well, i think we have a real problem assessing this in america. because believe it or not we believe that democracy is really good. when we have a country with divides like the sunni/shiite
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divide, and you're transitioning to democracy, in this case you have nouri al-maliki. we have a problem here in iraq, it is not a problem with what the americans did or the problem with the foreign fighters. it is a problem with the government that does not recognize the rights of the people. >> and ali, is the u.s. involvement the answer? there are many who say look the u.s. was not able to do it with 100,000 troops on the ground. they're not going to be able to do it with air strikes. >> i think it is just a big mistake to think of iraq and what happened in mosul in the last 24 hours. iraq is an over-spill of the syrian civil war. we have to look at the entire region and if we want to do anything in iraq to help the situation in iraq the military
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option is not enough. we have to be involved diplomatically. we have to pressure in o nouri al-maliki. you have alawi, and you have -- anyway, so nouri al-maliki was not the only person ruling iraq, yes, maliki has been fuelled by most of the sunnis in iraq as a shiite or as a tool for iran. and we have not been that involved in the region, period. but i agree with phil. this issue is not only a u.s. problem. this is -- this has to do with syria and iran. this has to do with saudi arabia. this has to do with the escalating tension all over the region, all over the middle east. between sunnis and shiite.
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and this has to do with the choice that middle eastern people have today. especially, the arab are muslim people, if you're going to live under a dictatorship. >> and the training from the united states, given a lot of equipment was that it would be a nationalizing force for sunni and shiite, but it seems that the sunni have given up. the shiite even are taking off the uniforms and running away. >> yeah, i think we have to take a chill pill here. look, when i was at ci, we had catastrophes and attacks in yemen, saudi arabia, iraq, now in nigeria. we had attacks in madrid. in london. every time one of these happens we're so short-sighted in this country we fail to step back and say what is the context? this dog has not hunted yet. this story is not over.
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they took some territory. not all the locals support them. there are differences, especially among those in syria. before we write this off we better look at all the elements of this and assess this a little more completely before we go breathless. >> and ali, you say that baghdad is not going to fall? >> i don't think so, i think the threat will be contained. i think there are a lot of different factors that will prevent isis to spread its control and power over the region. and i believe you will see the kuwaitis getting involved, the saudis getting involved, and everybody realizes that they're a threat not only to the regime there, but others. >> quick reminder, set your dvr so you can watch "ac360." coming up next, sergeant bowe bergdahl, on his way back
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well, we have more breaking news tonight, news that sergeant bowe bergdahl's family and friends have been waiting to hear for years. right now he is on his way back to the united states. he has been in germany since his release. scheduled to appear in san antonio, texas, he will start the next phase of the process of re-integrating back into the life before he was captured by the taliban. and we're learning more from the letters he sent home. more from jim sciutto joining me from washington. so what do we know about the condition bowe bergdahl is in now and why the military decided to bring him back? >> reporter: well, i'll tell you, the military considers his position a private matter. but i'll tell you speaking to experts the trip home is a jarring, traumatic experience, if he was not ready for it they
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wouldn't have him on the plane. so that proves he is ready for this next step. >> there is a concern from some who wonder what his routine will be here. >> reporter: it is incredible, i just looked into this. but they have been practicing for this since the moment he disappeared five years ago. there is a team involved, literally practicing hundreds of hours, everybody down to two pilots flying the plane prepared for this. and when he lands a whole support network, doctors, psychiatrists, chaplain, public affairs specialist, even a financial affairs specialist, all the things he might need in terms of coming back into his old life after five years away. >> i assume that means the military has not interrogated him, do we know when he talks to see family? >> as for his family we're told he has not talked to them. what we do know about the
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process back home, well, in san antonio, where he is going the family would have been sent there before his arrival, staying in a hotel. the accommodation nearby with quick access to him when he is ready. but i'm told that the quick access, may be just 15 or 20 minutes on the first day. like everything, everything is parceled out as he can handle it. >> yeah, i talked to others who came back and said 20 or 30 minutes with their family, even that was overwhelming. as i said, we learned about bowe bergdahl's captivity and how he felt when he was in afghanistan. he has not spoken publicly since he was released. we're getting insight from two letters he wrote while in captivity. "the daily beast" said they got in touch with two sources, and
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they are authentic. they are asked to wait for all the evidence to come in about why he left. >> reporter: it is dated march 23rd 2013, sent from sergeant bowe bergdahl back to his parents in idaho. in it, bergdahl hints why he walked away from his unit in 2009. in the letter, he writes leadership was lacking if not n nonexistent. the daily beast contributor got the letter from inside the taliban. >> everything is misspelled. so it is hard to know, did he dictate these for somebody else to write for him? was he even allowed to hold the pen? was he saying what the taliban told him to say? >> reporter: in that same letter, bergdahl also references
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an investigation perhaps due to his disappearance. he writes, if this letter makes it to the usa, tell them there are more sides. he signs it on an upbeat note, writing things well, miss id, meaning idaho, then his name. bergdahl's first letter to his parents dated 2012 includes this drawing of a paw print at the end. that is a sign his letter is authentic. >> apparently that is something he used to do with letters from afghanistan. >> reporter: in that 2012 letter, bergdahl understandably seems confused about where he is. the letters return address reads taliban's war address. some of the lines are blocked out. it is not clear who did that or why "the daily beast" reports
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that is how the letters arrive to bergdahl's parents won't home. the letter says, i am as well as could be, i am given food and drink. in this letter he talks about food and the universe, just because we can't understand the master equation does not mean that it is not there adding math is god's code for this universe and beyond. i miss you all. >> it starts logically but then it transitions into something very hard to read and very hard to understand. was he just taking advantage of the chance he had to spend as much time as possible writing without being held in the cage? >> reporter: perhaps, or maybe he was simply holding onto a lifeline, desperate to get home. randi kaye, cnn, new york. >> joining me now, david road, who was in afghanistan reporting for "the new york times" when he was kidnapped by the taliban and held for seven months, i
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wondered about your reaction to these letters obtained by the daily beast. >> they're very familiar, i exchanged letters with my wife when i was in captivity. some of these have been held in afghanistan and they took messages to the taliban families. the problem with the letters, i think they're authentic, as bowe bergdahl is writing them he has the taliban watching. he is writing and they make copies. he is essentially writing this note under duress. like he wouldn't want to write anything where he is under duress by his captors, these are important letters but i don't think it is the full story of why he left the base. >> "the washington post" also published writings of his thats
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give a look at some of the issues he has been having. >> right, they were very sad, they were writings that as he was increasingly disenchanted. some of the letters don't make sense. was he struggling with mental health issues, did he have a breakdown as he walked off the base? he may have simply deserted. but it is troubling when you see the letters and his mental state seems to be -- >> and even in these letters, the daily beast, seem to go off on a tangent that don't really make sense. >> and when i wrote my letters in captivity, i thought maybe it was the last letter i would write. you are trying to offer them solace, i told my family in one of the last videos made, none of this is your fault. >> you were really trying to send the message that if this was it you wanted it to become a
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positive last message? >> yes, so again, who knows what he is trying to communicate. he may be struggling, hanging onto a thread you know as randi kaye said. so it is a desperate situation n. >> the bottom line is until we hear from him and the investigators in the military hear from him there is a lot we simply don't know. for you the trip back to the united states, how significant was that? i mean, there is getting out of captivity and getting medical attention but actually coming back to the united states. >> i mean, it is a big change, a joyous thing, i was not there as long as we was. i took a commercial flight back to jfk airport in new york and went to e-- >> must have been surreal. even in the dubai airport with all the gold for sale. >> i'm telling you, bowe bergdahl, my guess is elated as
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he fliy ies home right now. i got home to the apartment where my wife was, and kissed the sidewalk, my wife said, honey, this is new york. he is elated to be home. he has many questions to answer but i just think he is at the beginning of a very long process. >> david, good to have you on, as always you can find more about the story on, drew griffin showing just how much money the most powerful people in congress are expected to raise for their parties if they want the job, to keep power. plus, we'll talk to the principal of columbine high school, finally retiring after fulfilling the promise he made 15 years ago. kid: do you pay him? dad: of course. kid: how much? dad: i don't know exactly. kid: what if you're not happy? does he have to pay you back? dad: nope. kid: why not?
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. hey, welcome back, eric cantor's landslide loss in the virginia republican primary certainly proves that money doesn't win everything. his opponent, dave brat, spent just 200,000, cantor spending hundreds of thousands to wine and dine donors. cantor outspent brat by a ratio of 40 to 1. one quote, i think the party is going to be losing one of its top two fundraisers in the house, the speaker, john boehner, the only one who raised more money. and drew griffin tonight drills down on what it takes to land the plum jobs on capitol hill. >> reporter: it is a chilly
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march evening in washington and a rite of spring for the republican party is about to take place. a strong wind whips the valets but nothing can stop the parade of money walking into the national building museum. this invitation only gala for the national republican committee has just one goal. every republican member of congress is expected to bring a pile of cash for the party. where do they get it? mostly lobbyists, of course. special interests, people and businesses who want to buy influence in washington. and find oh, so willing members of congress whose party bosses demand they take that money. republicans on this one night raised $15 million. the fundraising goals are clearly posted inside the office of the republican's congressional campaign. this recent photo of the list shows the more power you have the more money you owe.
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>> the theory is the more powerful the committee the more senior your position, the more ability you have to extract money from people. >> author peter schweitzer says that is why he named his new book "extortion". >> to be a member on a committee, like you said, all has a price. >> it is a pay to play system, which is very troubling. it says if you have this position or want this position here is the amount of money you have to raise. if you don't want to raise quite that much there are other items on the menu. that is very troubling because if anything speaks to our system being for sale, that is the most powerful indictment. >> and as the spokesperson pointed out democrats do this, too. that is an understatement. the morning after the march republican dinner, new york democrat charlie rangel is getting dropped off at yet another routine breakfast fundraiser on washington's
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northwest side. rangel has won every general election he has been in since 1970 with more than 80% of the vote. for 14 years, not even a democrat challenged him in a primary. although he is in a tough primary battle this year for the better part of four decades he has had almost no competition, yet he has raised and spent more than $24 million. >> so many years you have had absolutely no opposition. what do you guys do with the money that you raise for these fundraisers and campaigns when you don't have anybody to run against? >> probably help other candidates. >> handing out money to fellow colleaguings to congressional campaign economies to party action committees, they contend it is how members of congress gain power and yes, buy votes. and it is why, need it or not they keep raising it.
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case in point massachusetts congressman jim mcgovern. >> i hate raising money, it sucks, it is awful. the worst thing you can do. >> mcgovern has run unopposed in five of his last elections. when he has had an opponent, he out-spent him 10-1. despite hating to do it, mcgovern has spent nearly $10 million since being elected. his top donors? lawyers, lobbyists, he may say he hates it but it has not stopped him. the governor has helped inside the lobby. >> if there was one guy who could say no to the special interest, no to the lobbyists, get out of my office, it would be you. >> well, first of all i think my record is one that reflects i'm not a pawn of special interests? >> but the cycle continues, you keep raising the money, when you don't need it i assume you give
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it to other people. you could have bank rolled it and kept it. in a war chest for yourself. and been able to tell -- these lobbyists go away. >> yeah, but you know -- i mean, i raised the money. and you know -- because i don't know what is coming at me. if i don't need it i give it to other candidates. >> this election cycle, mcgovern is expected to pay $250,000 to the democratic party. as a rising party star he will raise and give away much more than that. >> and regardless of what either party says about getting rid of special interests this system is built in by them. this is their system. >> that is right, you know, either party says they're opposed to special interests, they have designed the system to reinforce and in a sense finance themselves based off of special interests. you couldn't design a better system to enhance the
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interlocking relationships between politics and special interest than this pay to play system of so-called party dues that governs what happens in the house of representatives. >> you know, it is so fascinating to see this stuff. nobody is talking about changing it, drew, which is essentially the pay to play system. >> not at all. they mostly don't want to talk about this. when they do they blame it on the system that is in place in washington. this is what they have to do, that is what they all tell us. what they fail to mention is they created the system. you have to bring money to play. >> and washington did side with somebody with almost no money. >> yeah, it is going to be interesting to watch. cantor got beat and his money didn't help him. but if dave brat gets elected and makes it to washington he will learn how the game is played.
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. reynolds high school in oregon, and seattle pacific university are in a club nobody wants to join. emilio hoffman was gunned down, paul was 19. their deaths came 15 years after the columbine massacre, the first school shooting to unfold live on television, the gunman killed 13 people and then himself. frank deangelis was there, and made a promise to stay until every child who wanted to graduate from columbine high
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school did. it has taken a while, but his work is finally done. he is retiring, he joins me now. you know, frank, just in the last few weeks there have been several school shootings. i wonder what goes through your mind every time you hear that another one happens. >> unfortunately, it takes me back, anyone in the columbine community back to where we were over almost 15 years ago. and even though it is a different school, a different state sometimes, a different country we relive what we experienced 15 years. we're re-traumatized. >> president obama spoke about these school shootings saying that the united states is the only developed country where this happens. and no one would put up with this. to you is that where the solution lies, stronger gun control? how do you see it? >> what i really believe in my heart. and i get asked this question every time there is a school
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shooting and i know the politicians will argue this point. but what i think we need to do is spend money on these kids who are struggling, mental health situations. they don't come out of their mother's womb hating. and we need to identify what is causing this hatred in their hea hearts. when i look at the pictures with these killers in a very early age whether they are playing in their soccer uniform, how can they turn into these cold hearted killers, or psychopaths. we need to identify what is happening so they don't go out and carry on what they're doing, as far back as columbine. >> do you think back to the day of the killings at columbine? >> i think the most difficult thing for me is when on that horrific day i ran out of my office right into the gunfire. and that is something that will
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remain with me for the rest of my life. and what made it even more difficult is finding out that if dave sanders, my dear friend, did not come up the stair case at the time he did i probably would have been dead. so i immediately got help. and one thing he has been able to help me do is re-program my mind that when i walk out of my office i no longer see that day, kids lying in blood. i had to re-program. and now i am envisioning what they kids did when they were alive. >> and do you think of the tragedy when you think of columbine? >> correct, and unfortunately when you hear the name "columbine" it is the same as hearing tragedy. and although it has been 15 years, students in our school today, some were not born, they say mr. d, when you go out and talk please tell them columbine
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is not a bad high school. we cannot relive what happened that day. we lost so many of our loved ones, so many people were impacted. but it also symbolizes the hope that 85% of our students go on to college. >> i want to bring up some video from your last school assembly. i know you always planned to kind of make it something very memorable. and it certainly is, i just want them to take a look. i have never seen a school administrator do something like that in an assembly. explain what you were thinking. >> i am scared to death of heights. i went up, and all of a sudden the lift goes back and there was no turning back. and i'm flying. and the kids are loving it. and when i came back down the theme was you have to believe in yourself. and as much as you may fear something in your life sometimes you have to look fear in the face. and if you believe others will believe. so it tied in very well. >> i am a big believer in
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tonight we're taking a closer look at what president obama is calling a humanitarian crisis on our american border. he is not the only one calling it a crisis, at least 4,000 kids are crossing the border every day, overwhelming the facilities. and it is a human issue that divides the country and congress. we're not focusing on the politics but how they got here and what happens to them. gary tuchman has more. >> reporter: anderson, the influx of children and mothers and their children from central america to the united states is not slowing down. but we find that many of them are taking a pit stop in
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northern mexico just before they cross over into the united states. they are taking the pit stops at the migrant shelters. while they were there, they were planning on how to get into the united states illegally. as we speak many of them may be on their way right now. there is also medical help. while we were there he was giving treatment for a man, a young man who has a serious cut on his hand from reaching on barbed wire on top of the border fence while he was trying to climb over. he did not successfully get over. most people when they try to get into the united states illegally, they try to avoid the barbed wire.
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it is easy to come into this country from mexico if you know where you're going or know the right people. this is the border fence, typically you can't climb over it or go through, but what the illegal immigrants do, they come through in a little village like this of the there is some barbed wire, but all you have to do when you are on the mexican side is take a little walk. no wire here, as you can see. this is one of the many areas where the influx of children has been coming through. right over here there is another water bottle up here. and really all you need to do. doesn't matter if you're old, young, sick or well, one foot here and in mexico. the border patrol gets angry if you go on the other side, even if you're ast r reporter.
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but it is easy to do, 25 milings of wilderness, once you get here, most people have arrangements made to get past here through the cities of the united states. the fact is most of these people hire coyotes, human smugglers to get across the area to find these areas. they pay a mother about $2,000 a head, and if a mother is taking her baby, it is 6,000, and it doesn't come with a money back guarantee. >> how many are they trying to come across the border? >> the government is guessing there are up to 30,000 last year. that doesn't even include the ones who turned themselves in. there are other children getting in, without being apprehended j. >> and next up, in brazil, the crackdown. plus, what an off duty police
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the ten-part cnn original series continues in just a few minutes, tonight's episode focuses on the assassination of john f. kennedy and the conspiracy theories, some of which still thrive more than 50
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years later. >> the whole world is swerved because of his loss. >> america was a different place on the day before john f. kennedy was killed. the assassination changed the trajectory of the sixties. >> i remember november the 22nd, as long as i live. >> lee oswald is arrested. >> did you kill the president? >> no, i have not been charged with that. >> lee harvey oswald has been shot. >> information concerning the cause of the death of your president has been with held from you. >> the story has been suppressed. witnesses have been killed. we have a right to know who killed our president and why he died. >> stay tuned for the original series, "the sixties" at 9 eastern time tonight. anderson, police are still searching for the suspect who
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attacked a priest in a phoenix church, one priest was killed, the other seriously injured. and in say o -- sao paulo, under way, the world cup, shasta darlington got hit in the crack dou crackdown, hit in the arm, take a look. >> there is pushing back, as you can see. got to go. hit in my arm. >> a scare, but she is okay. her producer was hit, as well. but they are okay. in white plains, new york, an off duty police officer is called a hero after doing this, pulling a man from his car at a gas station. he blacked out just before the crash. and here is a thrilling way to celebrate, turning 90.
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former president george h. bush, doing a skydive. the same way he celebrated turning 80, 85, and now 90. >> susan, thank you very much. that does it for us tonight. we'll see you again at 11 p.m. eastern. cnn's original series, the sixties starts now. >> in a man's life, there were two emotional experiences burned into his heart and brain. and no matter what happens to me i'll remember november 22nd as long as i live. >> there has been an attempt on the life of president kennedy. >> they are combing the floors of the building to find the assassin. >> i'm just a patsy. >> oswald has been